Scrambled Egg Casserole

This casserole makes the perfect brunch dish for Christmas morning.  You make it the day before, so all you need to do on Christmas Day is bake it.  It’s warm, hearty, and delicious, and it’s been our family’s traditional Christmas breakfast since our kids were little.  Now that they’re grown, they make it for their own families.

Scrambled Egg Casserole

Scrambled Egg Casserole

Scrambled Egg Casserole

Scrambled Egg Casserole
Serves 6
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Prep Time
35 min
Cook Time
25 min
Prep Time
35 min
Cook Time
25 min
Ingredients
  1. 3 Tablespoons butter
  2. 1 ½ cups crumbled soft bread (approximately 2 slices of good bread)
  3. 2 Tablespoon butter
  4. 2 Tablespoons flour
  5. ½ teaspoon salt
  6. dash pepper
  7. 2 cups milk
  8. 1 cup (4 ounces) Velveeta cheese (cut into small cubes)
  9. 3 Tablespoons butter
  10. ¼ cup sliced green onion
  11. 1 cup cubed fully cooked ham
  12. 12 eggs (beaten)
Instructions
  1. Toss the 3 tablespoons of butter and the bread crumbs together in a frying pan until all crumbs are coated. Remove from pan.
  2. In a separate pot, make a white sauce by melting the 2 tablespoons of butter, mixing in flour, salt, and pepper, then milk. Stir until it bubbles.
  3. Add Velveeta to the sauce and melt.
  4. Using the frying pan, sauté onions and ham until onions are tender and ham starts to smell delicious.
  5. Add eggs and scramble until they are almost done, but still a little slimey.
  6. Add the white sauce and stir to combine.
  7. Pour into a greased 11 x 7 baking dish. Sprinkle with the bread crumbs. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  8. Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes
Adapted from Mary Anne McWhirter
Adapted from Mary Anne McWhirter
White Apron Blog http://whiteapronblog.com/
 Lightly coat a 13 x 9 inch baking pan with non-stick spray.

Crumble 1 ½ cups soft bread (approximately 2 slices of good bread)

Crumble
1 ½ cups soft bread (approximately 2 slices of good bread)

In a 12-inch skillet, melt 3 Tablespoons butter Toss the bread in the butter until completely coated, and toast slightly. Remove from pan, and set aside.

In a 12-inch skillet, melt
3 Tablespoons butter
Toss the bread in the butter until completely coated, and toast slightly.
Remove from pan, and set aside.

In a medium-sized sauce pan, whisk together 2 Tablespoon butter, melted 2 Tablespoons flour ½ teaspoon salt dash pepper

In a medium-sized sauce pan, whisk together
2 Tablespoon butter, melted
2 Tablespoons flour
½ teaspoon salt
dash pepper

Add 2 cups milk Stir until it bubbles.

Add
2 cups milk
Stir until it bubbles.

Add 1 cup (4 ounces) Velveeta cheese (cut into small cubes) Melt.

Add
1 cup (4 ounces) Velveeta cheese (cut into small cubes)
Melt.

In the skillet, combine 3 Tablespoons butter ¼ cup sliced green onion

In the skillet, combine
1 Tablespoon butter
¼ cup sliced green onion

Add 1 cup cubed fully cooked ham Stir fry until fragrant. (about 5 minutes)

Add
1 cup cubed fully cooked ham
Stir fry until fragrant. (about 5 minutes)

Add the ham, and stir fry for about 5 minutes.

In a large bowl, beat 12 eggs

In a large bowl, beat
12 eggs

Add 2 tablespoons butter to the ham mixture, and when it's melted, pour in the eggs. Scramble.

Add
2 tablespoons butter
to the ham mixture, and when it’s melted, pour in the eggs.
Scramble.

Cook the eggs until they are set, but not completely dry. They should still have a shiny (slimey) look.

Cook the eggs until they are set, but not completely dry. They should still have a shiny (slimey) look.

Then pour the cheese sauce over them, and combine.

Then pour the cheese sauce over them, and combine.

Pour into prepared baking pan. The mixture will look soupy, but that's okay. It sets up.

Pour into prepared baking pan. The mixture will look soupy, but that’s okay. It sets up.

Top the casserole with the buttered crumbs.

Top the casserole with the buttered crumbs.

Garnish with a few sliced green onion, then cover with plastic and refrigerate overnight.

Garnish with a few sliced green onion, then cover with plastic and refrigerate overnight.

The next morning, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F, and bake for 25-30 minutes.Scrambled Egg Casserole

Scrambled Egg Casserole